Though party boats canceled trips in NY/NJ Bight today. all should be back at it on Friday with a perfect fall forecast of west winds at a mere 5-10 knots followed by southwest at 10-15 in the afternoon.
Vinny D’Anton gave up on his usual Monmouth County surf spots to move south where the striped bass action has been. That proved to be a good decision as he got into some flurries around Lavallette that included a 35-inch release. A “walk the dog”-type surface plug did the job for him as there were some larger bunkers among the peanuts which have been creating an attraction for stripers. A call to friends surf fishing further north confirmed the continuing lack of fish there.
If you are looking for solitude on the surf, don’t fish Ocean County beaches right now!
Jim Hutchinson Jr. photo